created by Julie Belcher published on 14 November 2016

What is Tax-Free Childcare?     

Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs.     

The scheme will allow parents to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2, and the total amount in the account can only be spent on childcare. Parents can receive up to £2,000 in Government support per child, per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.     

If you are a childcare provider you’ll need to have signed up for Tax-Free Childcare to be able to receive payments from any of your customers via the scheme.

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